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Fresh Fruit and Orange Custard Bird Nest

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Fresh Fruit and Orange Custard Bird Nest


  • Preheat oven to 170* C (338* F) Fan.  

For the orange syrup:

  • Add all of the ingredients in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 1 minute set at 700 watts.
  • Remove from microwave. Leave covered and set aside to cool and allow the aromas to be released.

For the base:

  • Spread apart the strands of shredded phyllo dough with your hands as if trying to untangle them.
  • Spread them out in a 26 cm spring form pan and make a rim to create a nest.
  • Brush nest with melted butter. Bake for 30-35 minutes until it takes on a lovely golden color.
  • Remove from oven and pour half of the syrup over it. Reserve the other half for serving.

For the custard:

  • Heat the 400 g of milk and half the sugar in a pot over low heat.
  • In a bowl add the 2 eggs.
  • Start to whisk them and add the remaining 100 g of milk, the cornstarch, the remaining sugar and salt. Whisk until completely combined.
  • When the milk mixture is heated and the sugar has melted, add a large spoonful of it to the eggs while whisking.
  • Whisk continuously and add another spoonful of milk. Then another 2-3 spoonfuls more to heat the egg mixture. Pour the egg mixture into the pot and stir until the custard thickens.
  • When ready, remove from heat and add the butter and orange zest. Stir until it is incorporated in the mixture. Cover with plastic wrap, allowing the wrap to touch the surface of the custard. Refrigerate to chill.

To assemble:

  • When the custard has chilled completely, beat in a mixer with the whisk attachment until light and fluffy. Spread in the shredded phyllo nest.
  • Arrange the sliced fruit nicely over the custard. Pour the rest of the syrup over the top and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
13 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
12 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
25 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
15 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
27 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
7 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
5 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
3 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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